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November 5-11 • November 12-18 November 19-25November 26-Dec.2

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5

 

MUSIC


Caffè Lena • “Another Spring,” an Original Musical Play by Judy Wyle • 7 pm • info and tickets ($22/$20 or $11 for children/students) at www.caffelena.org

 

Fort Salem • Story Circle presents an afternoon of storytelling for adults. Storytellers tell personal and historical stories. Theme this month — the last show of the season — is “Challenges” • 2 pm • at the Cabaret, Fort Salem Theater, 11 East Broadway, Salem, NY • $10 at door • more info at storycircleatproctors.org or from Siri Allison, 518-854-3998

 

Paramount • London National Theatre in HD: “Angels in America Part Two — “Perestroika” (encore). Revisit America in the mid-1980s in the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration • 2 pm • info and tickets ($20) at www.paramountvt.org or 802-775-0903

 

THEATER
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Paramount • “The Whale (runs Nov. 2-5 & 9-11) • 245 pm

 

FILM


Images • “Loving Vincent”: This first completely painted feature film is composed of 65,000 frames by 125 artists working in the style of Vincent van Gogh (runs through Nov. 9) • today’s times, 3 & 5:30 pm • www.imagescinema.org



 

6

 

MUSIC


Williams • Visiting Artist: Vocalist and master of Indian classical music, Ustad Mashkoor Ali Khan • 8 pm • Brooks-Rogers • free • music.williams.ed

 

FILM

 

Images • “Loving Vincent”: This first completely painted feature film is composed of 65,000 frames by 125 artists working in the style of Vincent van Gogh (runs through Nov. 9) • today’s times, 2:30, 4:30, 7 & 9 pm • www.imagescinema.org



 

Tuesday
7

 

MUSIC

 

Caffè Lena • JAZZ at Caffe Lena with Chuck Lamb Trio and Ali Ryerson • 7 pm • info and tickets ($20/$18 or $10 for children/students) at www.caffelena.org

 

FILM


Crandall Library • film “Dukhtar” (2015). ]n the mountains of Pakistan, a young mother’s life takes an unexpected turn. Allah Rakhi kidnaps her ten-year-old daughter Zainab to save her from a child marriage to a tribal leader • 2:30 & 6:30 pm • Community Room • more info at 518-792-6508, x3 or www.crandalllibrary.org.

 

Images • “Loving Vincent”: This first completely painted feature film is composed of 65,000 frames by 125 artists working in the style of Vincent van Gogh (runs through Nov. 9) • today’s times, 2:30, 4:30, 7 & 9 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.


Northshire (Manchester store) • Bill McKibben presents his debut novel “Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance,” which follows a band of Vermont patriots who decide that their state might be better off as its own republic • 6 pm • www.northshire.com


Annual Election Day Brooks Chicken BBQ • Dinner includes half a chicken breast and leg, cole slaw, roll, baked potato and dessert. Eat in or carry out, seating available • 4-7 pm Call 518-885-5583 before 4:30 on the day of to ensure your order is reserved. It goes fast • First Presbyterian Church, 22 West High St. • $11 — All proceeds go to support families in the Ballston Spa area.

 

Northshire Saratoga American History Reading Group meets to discuss “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism” by Edward E. Baptist • 5:30 pm • at the Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY • Please email Mike Hare at mhare@northshire.com to inquire or join this group!


Schuylerville Public Library • Knitting Club: Intended for beginner-intermediate knitters — come and make some fall leaves! Can be used to make coasters, wreaths, bunting, or table runners. Perfect for this time of year. Bring a pair of size 7 straight needles. All yarn and pattern provided. Registration required on the library webpage. • 6 pm • 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville, NY • info at 518-695-6641 or schuylervillelibrary.sals.edu

 

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MUSIC


Williams • MIDWEEK MUSIC in the Chapel • 12:15 pm (bring lunch) • Thompson Memorial Chapel • free • music.williams.edu

 

Caffè Lena • Storytelling Open Mic with a featured storyteller • Doors and sign-up at 6:30, tellings from 7-9 pm • tickets ($5) at door • www.caffelena.org

 

FILM

 

Berkshire Theatre Group • Warren Miller’s “Line of Descent,” another extreme snow sports film • 7:30 pm • at the Colonial • tickets ($19) at 413-997-4444 or www.berkshiretheatregroup.org

 

Images • “Loving Vincent”: This first completely painted feature film is composed of 65,000 frames by 125 artists working in the style of Vincent van Gogh (runs through Nov. 9) • today’s times, 2:30, 4:30, 7 & 9 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

Manchester Community Library • The Greatest Generation Film Series presents a 1941 classic musical on “The birth of the Blues“ starring Bing Crosby • 2 pm • at the library, 138 Cemetery Ave./ Corner of Rte. 7A, Manchester Center, VT • info at 802-362-2607

 

Paramount • Join Vermont PBS and Vermont EPSCoR for a special preview screening and discussion of “Saving Our Waters,” a new Vermont PBS documentary series tackling the issues facing Lake Champlain and the state’s other waterways • 6:30 pm • free • RSVP to reserve your seats: go.vermontpbs.org/WaterTownHallParamount

 

MISC.


Skidmore • lecture: “Recalling Jewish Calcutta” by Jael Silliman, a scholar, author, activist, and curator of the jewishcalcutta.in archive • 7:30 pm • Davis Auditorium • more info at 518-580-5593


Northshire Cookbook Reading Group (Manchester store) meets to sample dishes made from “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking” by Samin Nosrat. Pick up a copy, choose a recipe to prepare, and share with the group on the night of the meeting • 6 pm • at The Inn At Manchester, 3967 Main Street, Manchester Center, VT • email Fran at ftobia@northshire.com to inquire or join this group

 

Women’s Club of Valley Falls and Vicinity meets for their annual Thanksgiving luncheon. Guest is Chris Kelly, Schaghticoke Town Historian, who speaks on the history of the group and the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in New York State • noon • at the Schaghticoke Masonic Hall




 

Thursday
9

 

MUSIC

 


Berkshire Theatre Group • $10 Music Garage: Subtleties, with Special Guests, Young Culture and Head Cinema • 7:30 pm • at the Garage in the Colonial • tickets ($10) at 413-997-4444 or www.berkshiretheatregroup.org

 

Caffè Lena • Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards • 7 pm • info and tickets ($16/$14 or $8 for children/students) at www.caffelena.org

 

Williams • Master Class – Patricia Shands, clarinet; Sally Pinkas, piano • 4:15 pm • Brooks-Rogers • music.williams.edu


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Paramount • “The Whale (runs Nov. 2-5 & 9-11) • 7:30 pm


Simon’s Rock • “Henry V” (Nov. 9-11) • 7:30 pm
Williams • “The Wolves” (runs Nov. 9-11 & 16-18) • 7:30 pm

 

FILM


Images • “Loving Vincent”: This first completely painted feature film is composed of 65,000 frames by 125 artists working in the style of Vincent van Gogh (runs through Nov. 9) • today’s times, 2:30, 4:30, 7 & 9 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

Manchester Community Library • Commemorate Veterans Day with a film screening PBS’ “USO: For the Troops,” which conveys the fast pace and complex logistics of a modern USO tour, and underlines the importance of the organization that keeps America’s service members connected to family, home and country • 6:30 pm • at the library, 138 Cemetery Ave./ Corner of Rte. 7A, Manchester Center, VT • info at 802-362-2607

 

Skidmore • film: “The Picture of Dorian Gray” — screening of the 1945 adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s novel, followed by a conversation with Barbara Black, English professor, and Rebecca McNamara, the Tang Museum’s Mellon Collections Curator • 6 pm • Tang • more info at 518-580-8080

 

MISC.

 

Cambridge Historical Society & Museum • the final community presentation of the summer series: Dr. Wayne Laverty, a native of Cambridge, who joined the Navy as a licensed physician and served in the Japanese theater during the Vietnam era, discusses the Vietnam era medical needs during active duty • 7:30 pm • at the museum on Broad St. in Cambridge

 

Greenwich (NY) Library • Retirement Solutions presents a free Social Security information workshop for pre-retirees age 55 and older. Topics covered include
• When is the best time to claim benefits?
• How much money can one earn before getting penalized?
• Survivor benefits
• Recent changes in legislation and how they will impact benefits
• Avoiding frequent claiming mistakes
• Why Social Security is crucial to women
• 6 pm • Advanced registration is required. To RSVP, please visit www.retirementsolutionsllc.com

 

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires hosts Phyllis Kornfeld, who presents “Cellblock Visions: Set Free in the Penitentiary,” about her work creating art with people in prisons • 10:45 am • Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road in Pittsfield, MA • More info at 413-442-4360, x10.

The program precedes a kosher lunch at noon (suggested donation: $7 for adults, or $2 for over 60). Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling 413-442-2200 before 9 am on the day of the program


Skidmore • lecture-recital: “Serata Musicale.” Skidmore voice students perform Italian art song and opera, and students of Italian provide historical and cultural background on the genre and artists • 7 pm • Surrey Williamson Inn • more info at 518-580-5321

 

Schuylerville Public Library • Family Game Night. Enjoy a night out of the house with a family, and come play some tabletop games • 6:30 pm • 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville, NY • info at 518-695-6641 or schuylervillelibrary.sals.edu



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MUSIC


The Barn at Egremont Village Inn presents singer/actress Pamela Knowles, an expressive jazz-pop vocalist • 7:30 pm • 17 Main St., South Egremont, MA • more info and tickets ($15) at www.theegremontbarn.com

 

Caffè Lena • mandolinist and songwriter Joe K. Walsh and Sweet Loam • 8 pm • info and tickets ($18/$16 or $9 for children/students) at www.caffelena.org

 

Helsinki Hudson • Firebrand alt-country singer Lydia Loveless, who combines the honky tonk sound and style of classic country stars like Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline with the no-quarter attitude and spunk of punk rock divas such as Exene Cervenka and Carla Bozulich • 9 pm (doors 6 pm) • info and tickets ($15) at helsinkihudson.com

 

Williams • Patricia Shands, clarinet; Sally Pinkas, piano • 8 pm • Brooks-Rogers • free • music.williams.edu

 

DANCE


Dances of Universal Peace in Hudson, NY • Offered the second Friday of each month, the Dances are participatory simple circle dances and songs drawn from diverse sacred traditions. Each dance is taught by certified dance leaders of the Hudson Dance Circle. No experience needed; all ages welcome. Comfortable, loose-fitting clothing recommended • 7-9 pm • Sadhana Center for Yoga and Meditation, 403 Warren Street • by donation • more info at 518-860-3108; farid@taconic.net

 

THEATER
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Paramount • “The Whale (runs Nov. 2-5 & 9-11) • 7:30 pm


Simon’s Rock • “Henry V” (Nov. 9-11) • 2 & 7:30 pm
Williams • “The Wolves” (runs Nov. 9-11 & 16-18) • 7:30 pm


FILM

 

Images • “Jane” about Jane Goodall using footage shot by future husband Hugo van Lawick of her first experiences in Gombe, Tanzinia in the 1960’s (runs through Nov. 16) • today’s times, 2:30, 4:30, 7 & 9 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.

 


Northshire (Manchester store) • Bestselling author Thomas Moore, known for his work on deepening soul and cultivating a mature spiritual life, presents “Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy” • 6 pm • www.northshire.com


Holiday Craft Fair (East Side Center’s (8th Annual) • featuring hand made jewelry, bags and totes,
cards, ornaments, scarves & accessories, pottery, wreaths, etchings, gift baskets, baked goods, fresh produce from the Garden and lots of surprises! • 10 am-3 pm • Warren-Washington Assn.
for Mental Health, 230 Maple Street, Glens Falls, NY (upstairs) • more info from Toni or Ashley at 518-793-4799

 

Northshire Classic Mystery Reading Group (Manchester store) meets to discuss “The Sign of Four ” by Arthur Conan Doyle • 2 pm • at the bookstore • For more info or to join this group contact Louise Jones at ljones@northshire.com

Northshire (Saratoga store) • ticketed event: Enjoy lunch at Hattie’s while listening to Lisa Ko discuss her debut novel “The Leavers” - a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award • noon • at Hattie’s Restaurant, 45 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, NY • ticket info at www.northshire.com

 

Sanctuary for Independent Media presents Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times Best Selling author Chris Hedges who speaks on fascism in the age of Trump • 7 pm (Gourmet vegan fundraising dinner to benefit WOOC 105.3 FM precedes at 5 pm.) • at The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Avenue in North Troy • more info and directions at 518-272-2390 or www.mediasanctuary.org


Schuylerville Public Library • Teen Writing. Local author Ashley Nance is coming to the Library to kick off National Novel Writing Month with a special writing workshop for teen writers. Bring your questions, writing ideas, and something to take notes on. Registration on the library webpage is required • 4:30 pm • 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville, NY • info at 518-695-6641 or schuylervillelibrary.sals.edu

 

Skidmore • Accelerator Series: “Technology, Visual Culture, Storytelling, and the Politics of Representation.”
The Tang Museum’s curator-at-large, Isolde Brielmaier, moderates this discussion with journalist and educator Farai Chideya, artist Michael Joo, and new-media artist Amir Baradaran about technology, virtual realities, and media today’s visual culture and politics of representation
• 6:30 pm • Tang • more info at 518-580-8080

 

 

11

 

MUSIC


The Barn at Egremont Village Inn presents Will Sellenraad, Lorin Cohen and Jeremy Carlstedt Jazz Trio • 8 pm • 17 Main St., South Egremont, MA • more info and tickets ($) at www.theegremontbarn.com


Caffè Lena • Christine Lavin — Album Release Concert • 8 pm • info and tickets ($24/$22 or $12 for children/stude5nts) at www.caffelena.org

 

Cambridge United Presbyterian Church • fundraising concert featuring Saratoga’s premier barbershop chorus, The Racing City Chorus, and,= a group of young men from Cambridge that sing Folk Ballads known as The Men of War Balladeers • 7 pm • more info at Cambridge United Presbyterian Church Office, 518.677.3863

 

Helsinki Hudson • The Alexis P. Suter Band, a fixture on the blues festival circuit, where Suter stands out from the pack with her extraordinary bass/baritone voice and her powerful stage presence. • 9 pm (doors 6 pm) • info and tickets ($18-$22) at helsinkihudson.com

 

Williams • Gospel Choir • 4 pm • Chapin • free • music.williams.edu

Williams • Chamber Orchestra of Williams performs Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins by J.S. Bach. Biber’s Battalia and Pärt’s Collage sur B-A-C-H round out the program • 8 pm • Chapin • free • music.williams.edu

 

DANCE

 

Bennington Center for Arts • The Movement Academy — immersive one-day movement workshop explores movement techniques from around the world to unlock new ways of storytelling through body and space. This workshop is appropriate for ages 16 and up. No previous dance/movement background is required • 10 am-4 pm • info and tickets ($100) at www.thebennington.org

 

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Berkshire Theatre Group • Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company — Four improvisers at the top of their game perform a high-energy, surprising and hilarious comedy show that has never been seen before and will never be seen again! • 8 pm • at the Colonial • tickets ($30/$20) at 413-997-4444 or www.berkshiretheatregroup.org

 

Not So Common Players • dinner theater “Women in My Life” starring Jerry Grezinger (runs Nov. 11 & 12) — book, music and lyrics by Jay Kerr. As originally produced at Fort Salem Theater, Salem, NY • today’s time, 5 pm • at the Hilton Garden Inn, 30 Clinton Country Road, Clifton Park, NY • tickets ($50) may be reserved by credit card at www.eventbrite.com/e/dinner-theater-women-in-my-life-tickets-36609615345 • more info from Karen Harvey at 518-631-6502

 

Paramount • “The Whale (runs Nov. 2-5 & 9-11) • 7:30 pm


Simon’s Rock • “Henry V” (Nov. 9-11) • 7:30 pm


Williams • “The Wolves” (runs Nov. 9-11 & 16-18) • 7:30 pm

 

FILM


Images • “Jane” about Jane Goodall using footage shot by future husband Hugo van Lawick of her first experiences in Gombe, Tanzinia in the 1960’s (runs through Nov. 16) • today’s times, 2:30, 4:30, 7 & 9 pm • www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.

 

Free Local History Lecture • “A History of the Botsford House,” one of the striking homes on Main Street in Williamstown, MA. Homeowner, Cynthia Payne, shares information about the site, the builder, the three families who lived in the home, and more. After the lecture, refreshments will be served at the Botsford House and a tour of the first floor will be led by Cynthia • 11-12:30 pm • at Williamstown Community Preschool, 777 Main Street (followed by a tour of the Botsford House across the street at 762 Main Street) • For questions please contact Sarah at 413.458.2160 or info@williamstownhistoricalmuseum.org

 

Ballston Spa Elks Lodge 1st Annual Holiday Craft Fair • Several vendors and crafters are on hand to start your holiday shopping. Basket raffles available • 10 am-3 pm • Ballston Spa Elks Lodge, 10 Hamilton Street • All proceeds from basket raffles go to Wreaths Across America.

 

Chatham Bookstore • Al Roker, author, meteorologist and co-anchor for NBC’s “Today Show,” presents his first children’s book, “Extreme Weather: Tornadoes, Typhoons, and Other Weather

Phenomena” • 3 pm • at the booktore, 27 Main, Chatham, NY • free • more info at 518-392-3005 or chathambookstore.com

 

Fort Miller Meetinghouse • Fall Roast Pork Supper • 4:30-6:00 pm • 1239 Fort Miller Road, Fort Edward, NY • Adults $12; children 6-12 $6 • Call Tina DeJong, 518-747-8011

 

Manchester Community Library • Vermont children’s illustrator and author Christine Mix presents her dynamic interactive program, “Early Drawing for Kids,” at this Super Saturday Family Program • 10:30 am • at the library, 138 Cemetery Ave./ Corner of Rte. 7A, Manchester Center, VT • info at 802-362-2607


Northshire (Manchester store) • Cookie Bake-off Competition and Cookbook Presentation (from Gail Sokol) to Benefit the Community Food Cupboard. For bake-off details see www.northshire.com • 1-4 pm

 

Northshire (Manchester store) • Ticketed event: Two of New Englands most highly acclaimed chefs, Matt Jennings, owner of Townsman in Boston, and Eric Warnstedt, owner of Hen of the Wood in Waterbury and Burlington, VT, come together in conversation to present Jenning’s new book “Homegrown: Cooking From my New England Roots.” Enjoy wine, beverages, and tasty bites at this event • 6:30 pm • tickets ($5) at www.northshire.com

 

Northshire (Saratoga store) • ticketed event: Matthew Weiner, writer, creator, executive producer and director of “Mad Men,” one of television’s most honored series presents his novel “Heather, the Totality” in conversation with Elaina Richardson, president of Yaddo • 7:30 pm • at Gannett Auditorium in Palamountain Hall. Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY • ticket info at www.northshire.com

 

Ventfort Hall • Living History Portrayal: “Hamiltons Women.”
Meet the three sisters who captivated Founding Father Alexander Hamilton! • 3:30 pm • For information or reservations ($35) call Ventfort Hall at 413-637-3206 or visit info@gildedage.org